In Memorium 2012: A Farewell to 14 Citizens

The Township Committee honored these citizens for their civic contributions at the Jan. 1 Township Reorganization Meeting.


Each year at the annual Maplewood  a list of the names of prominent Maplewoodians active in civic life who died in the past year is read. This year, Township Clerk Elizabeth Fritzen read the names.

Rev. Chris Heckert, Senior Pastor of the Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, gave a tribute and memorial prayers. Maplewood resident Eddie Korbich sang a touching rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You."

  • Honorable Congressman Donald S. Payne — U.S. Representative
  • Lawrence Doyle — retired Department of Public Works employee
  • John C. Bausmith — Township Historian
  • Mary Lou Langone  — civic leader and volunteer
  • Samuel Whinery — civic leader and volunteer, Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Captain Henry Nizolak — retired Maplewood Police Department Captain
  • Rosalie Reed — retired crossing guard, Maplewood Police Department
  • Wesley Pollitt — Maplewood Township Committeeman (1961-70)
  • Firefighter William Manning — retired Maplewood Fire Department Firefighter (1968-75)
  • Abner Herbst — civic leader and volunteer, chairperson, Citizen's Budget Advisory Committee
  • Edward Appel — founder, Society of Musical Arts
  • Raymond Lester Rowe — civic leader and volunteer, Maplewood Garden Club
  • Firefighter John Meade — retired Maplewood Fire Department Firefighter and Maplewood Building Department inspector
  • Chief Vincent Klebauer — retired Maplewood Police Department Chief


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